Program Officer, Nonprofit Effectiveness (MW)

The Program Officer, Nonprofit Effectiveness is a critical team member for the Foundation’s Program team and will work closely with the Senior Program Officer on aspects of the Foundation’s program activities and grant making. In this role, he/she is responsible for helping to develop and sustain long-term relationships with community stakeholders, program partners and nonprofit organizations to support multiple Foundation programs, including the Center for Philanthropy Education and Foundation Grant Programs. The Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Center for Philanthropy Education

This role will oversee all aspects of annual program strategy and delivery, including:

  • Managing relevant workshops, convenings, and cohort-based learning series for nonprofit professionals and board members
  • Identifying and engaging content experts
  • Developing and adjusting programming as necessary to meet expectations outlined in the program’s strategic plan
  • Measuring program impact and outcomes
  • Building and maintaining industry relationships to keep informed on community issues and events
  • Articulating the importance of our nonprofit capacity building opportunities and the Foundation’s expertise in the field
  • Grant Programs

This role will support the Senior Program Officer in developing and implementing all Foundation Grant Programs. This person will also support our Town Funds with their respective Grant Programs and serve as the main point of contact.

Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Ensuring timely and effective grants management processes
  • Managing grant criteria, applications, and reports through Foundant
  • Evaluating proposals
  • Assembling and working with multiple committees
  • Building and maintaining grantee relationships to keep informed on community issues and events
  • Conducting nonprofit meetings/visits as necessary
  • Solving problems and adjusting programs as needed to achieve desired results
  • Providing technical assistance and any reporting or data as needed to staff, committee and board members, and applicants
  • Supporting other key funds with grant making efforts as necessary


The successful candidate will demonstrate a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and will possess strong communication and analytical skills. Additional qualities include:

  • Must have exceptional technology skills, including familiarity of or willingness to learn online grants management and event systems
  • Ability to gather, analyze and produce key reports and data related to programs
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to take initiative, solve problems, assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Grant making or philanthropy experience a plus
  • Keen conceptual, analytical, and critical thinking skills
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Ability to prioritize, juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Flexible work schedule (some early morning meetings, and some later evening events)
  • Strong work ethic
  • Good sense of humor
  • Willingness to roll your sleeves up, do the “little things that need to be done”
  • Self-motivated, detail oriented, focused, ambitious
  • Professional demeanor, team player, positive attitude
  • Strong ties to the MetroWest community a plus

To Apply

To apply, please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to [email protected]

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